Debian DSA-2725-1 : tomcat6 - several vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68971

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Two security issues have been found in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine :

- CVE-2012-3544 The input filter for chunked transfer encodings could trigger high resource consumption through malformed CRLF sequences, resulting in denial of service.

- CVE-2013-2067 The FormAuthenticator module was vulnerable to session fixation.

Solution

Upgrade the tomcat6 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 6.0.35-1+squeeze3. This update also provides fixes for CVE-2012-2733, CVE-2012-3546, CVE-2012-4431, CVE-2012-4534, CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886 and CVE-2012-5887, which were all fixed for stable already.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 6.0.35-6+deb7u1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-3544

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2013-2067

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-2733

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-3546

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-4431

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-4534

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-5885

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-5886

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-5887

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/tomcat6

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/tomcat6

https://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2725

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68971

File Name: debian_DSA-2725.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/19

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat6, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3544, CVE-2013-2067

BID: 59797, 59799

DSA: 2725